SVP is bold and bright—and we look a little bit different in each community. We invite you to get engaged in a personal way as you explore this website by selecting your own colors!
It starts with one person. One person joins many people. Together we help strengthen our communities and contribute to a better world.
Social Venture Partners is an international network of engaged philanthropists who invest time, money and professional expertise in local non-profits. Through our model of Venture Philanthropy, our seek to effect significant, long-term positive social change in our communities by:
Here in Vancouver, our mission is focused on strengthening the organizational capacity of innovative Non-profits that support children in-need and youth at-risk. Our vision is to ensure more children and youth reach their full potential.
Established in 2001, SVP Vancouver* has contributed over $4.0 million dollars and thousands of volunteer hours to 45+ non-profits in our local community. Local success stories include Take A Hike Youth-at-Risk Foundation, Athletics for Kids, The KidSafe Project, St. James Music Academy, Yo Bro Youth Initiative Society, One-To-One Literacy Society, and many, many others.
Helping individuals realize greater impact with their giving, building the capacity of nonprofits, solving complex social issues, and investing in collaborative solutions – we make connections that make a difference. Connections that unleash potential.
That’s SVP. A global network of local partners aligning passion and purpose.*Social Venture Partners Vancouver and SVP Vancouver are operating names of BC Social Venture Partners Foundation; we are incorporated under the Society Act in British Columbia (S-42026) and a Registered Charity in Canada (#86668 3196 RR0001).
First-time SVP grant recipient Adoptive Families Association of BC, new Investee Mom to Mom Poverty Initiative, and veteran Investees Saint James Music Academy and KidSafe Project Society were successfully approved for funding in July, 2014. Read More »
Every SVP has its own unique "origin" story. Read how SVP Vancouver came to be in 2001, as a result of serendipity and generosity in the hi-tech sector.
Meet the Louises: Owen joins his parents Robin and Linda to continue a ten year legacy of funding and supporting non-profits through SVP. Read More »
September 25, 2014 5:30 pm
Join us for our fall Partner Mingle and our annual Investee Showcase. While enjoying complimentary food and refreshments and socializing with SVP Partners and guests, learn first-hand about our Investees’ many accomplishments, individual success stories and how you can get involved.
October 16, 2014 6:30 pm
Network with hundreds of your peers engaged in the hard work of social change at SVP International's Annual Conference. Expect learning and connecting opportunities with a line-up of excellent speakers, interactive sessions and practical takeaways. Read More »